When I first got back into faceting after a long hiatus, I bought mostly small sized, inexpensive, cutting rough, much of which was junk. The lot that the posted gemstone came from was Brazilian and had tourmaline with three distinctly different colors. A nice light pastel pink with a tough of orange, a light pastel yellow without a hint of green and this minty green. I liked the colors so much that I purchased another lot. As I played with really trying to get a gemstone out of the small crystals I became frustrated. Nothing would come clean or the stones became too small for the pale pastel colors. Finally I decided to just cut an emerald cut in defiance of the inclusions. This lightly toned, minty green, emerald cut is the product of that defiance. It is heavily included, but they are spread out threw the stone and none of them are major breaks. It reminds me of an emerald actually in structure, though its color is too pale.
For years I kept the stone off by itself, but I have gotten more tolerant of inclusion and I still like its color. And color is what this collection is all about. So it is safe for the moment in the collection. It weighs 1.83 carats.